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SCHOOL PROFILE 2017-18

General Director
Christophe GUDIN A uniquely international independent co-educational boarding school,
Le Rosey was established in 1880 and provides a multi-lingual,
Headmaster multi-cultural, and dual-campus, environment. Rosey’s main campus is
Michael Robert GRAY / mrgray@rosey.ch in Rolle, twenty miles from Geneva. The alpine winter campus (January-
March) in Gstaad is equipped with the same academic facilities as in Rolle.
Director of Guidance
T. Andrew WHYTE / tawhyte@rosey.ch Le Rosey offers a dual-language curriculum. English and French are
Associate Director of Guidance the languages of instruction, and all students (whatever their country of origin)
Katrina EDMUNDS / kedmunds@rosey.ch choose one of these as their principal educational language. Yet Le Rosey is also
a multilingual school with mother-tongue and foreign language classes taught by
native-speakers in over twenty languages. As well as most principal European
languages, these include Arabic, Japanese, Turkish, Farsi, Korean, Chinese
(Putonghua), etc.

Château du Rosey All graduating students sit the full IB diploma (in English, French or as a bilingual
1180 Rolle diploma) or the French baccalauréat.
Switzerland
Tel. +41 21 822 55 00
Le Rosey is also committed to holistic educational principles, and students
January to March (Winter Campus) participate in demanding sports, arts and expedition programs.
Chalet Rex
3780 Gstaad
Switzerland There is also a flourishing tradition of large-scale humanitarian projects in Mali,
Tel. +41 33 748 06 00 Nepal, Ghana, Tajikistan, Romania and locally in Switzerland.
www.rosey.ch - rosey@rosey.ch

LE ROSEY IS FULLY ACCREDITED BY:


New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC) • The Council of International Schools (CIS) • The International
Baccalaureate Organisation (IBO, Geneva) • The French Ministry of Education (GESBF / Academy of Grenoble)
A WORLD STUDENT BODY GRADING AND TRANSCRIPTS
• Le Rosey is 100% boarding and welcomes just • Academic standards are high. IB and French baccalaureate grades have
over 400 students, aged from 8 to 18, from over been rising steadily since 2003. The average IB and French bac score
60 nations. from 2013 to 2017 (using an equivalence table for the bac) is 36 points.

• Internationalism is guaranteed by a quota system • The transcript combines three marking period grades with internal
of no more than 10% from any nation or any one examination results in December and June to produce three term grades
and an end-of-year average. Grades are based on academic achievement
language group (other than English or French).
only and are graded from 1-7, in accordance with the IB system.
• In the final two years of high school, • Internal grading is rigorous, and the internal grade average in IB 1 and t
approximately 120 students follow the (grades 11 and 12) is about 5.5 out of 7. Recent analysis has confirmed
International Baccalaureate two-year Diploma that this correlates extremely closely to Rosey students’ final IB grades
program and 25 the French Baccalauréat. (see below).
• 30% are English native speakers and nearly all • As in many European systems, internal grades are not always used as
students are bilingual or polyglot. summative records of achievement at the time of grading but, instead, as
“mileposts” to set against the level required in the final IB or bac exams
• Over 10 languages are taught annually as IB “A”
Literature mother tongues (over 20 languages at • For students on the French Baccalauréat program (senior and junior year),
all levels and 25 “A” languages since 2000). marks are given from 0-20 in accordance with the French Baccalaureate
system.
• In the Pre-Bac and Cadet programs (grades • Le Rosey does not rank students, since they take a wide variety of
7-10), all non-French-speaking students must courses with different combinations of Higher and Standard level.
study French as well as at least one other
academic subject in French.

CURRICULUM IB SCORES
• Academic programs are rigorous. There are four AND DISTRIBUTION
stages to the complete Le Rosey Curriculum, 2017 AND 2012-16*
although most students enroll for the third stage
in class 3 or 2 (US grades 9 or 10):
Juniors: (US grades 3-6) follow a bilingual Subjects studied in students’ 2nd or 3rd language: 60%
curriculum based on French and UK national
curricula and the International Primary THE IB AT LE ROSEY
Curriculum (IPC)
Cadets: Cadets (US grades 7-8) follow a bilingual Adopted: 2000
curriculum based on French and UK curricula and All IB students sit full diploma
the International Middle Years Curriculum (IMYC) Average cohort: 63 students
Average IB French-speaking cohort: 12%
Jeunes Seniors: Pre-Bac students (US grades
9-10) follow a curriculum in their principal
language of instruction with at least one subject Native English-speakers: 30%
in their second language. Pre-bac students study Subjects studied in students’ 2nd or 3rd language: 60%
at least 9 academic subjects Average number of mother tongues per year: 12
Seniors: (grades 11-12) study either the IB
diploma or the French bac
• All students follow a demanding sports and COMPARATIVE STATISTICS 2015 World Le Rosey
expedition program in the afternoon and at No. of IB cands Diploma ca. 50,000 67
weekends. Average Overall grade 30 36.3
• The academic year is divided into three terms of
Points obtained (%)
fourteen, nine and thirteen weeks.
• Standardized Tests: Le Rosey is an SAT, ACT and 40-45 5 22
TOEFL test centre, but given differing languages, 36-39 11 36
cultures, scholastic background and ambitions,
30-35 30 30
we do not use standardized tests nor are
students exposed or accustomed to multiple- 24-29 34 12
choice testing.

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GRADE DISTRIBUTION FOR CLASS 2018 DURING 1ST YEAR OF THE IB

6.0 5.0 4.0 3.0 6.0 5.0 4.0 3.0


- - - - - - - -
7.0 5.9 4.9 3.9 <3.0 7.0 5.9 4.9 3.9 <3.0

Group 1 (Language A) Group 2 (Second Language)


IB HL Arabic Lang. & Lit. 1 1 0 0 0 IB SL Arabic B 0 1 0 0 0
IB HL Chinese Literature 3 1 0 0 0 IB SL Chinese B 2 0 0 0 0
IB HL English Lang. & Lit. 1 3 0 0 0 IB SL French ab initio 2 0 0 0 0
IB HL English Literature 6 13 3 1 0 IB SL French B 8 3 0 0 0
IB HL Italian Lang. & Lit. 1 1 0 0 0 IB SL German B 0 1 0 0 0
IB HL Français Lang. & Lit. 1 0 1 0 0 IB SL Italian ab initio 1 0 0 0 0
IB HL Français Literature 1 2 0 0 0 IB SL Spanish ab initio 1 0 0 0 0
IB HL German Literature 1 1 0 0 0 IB SL Spanish B 2 2 0 0 0
IB HL Japanese Literature 1 1 0 0 0
IB HL Russian Literature 7 0 0 0 0 Group 3 (Individuals & Societies)
IB SL Serbian 1 0 0 0 0 IB HL Economics 18 18 5 1 0
IB HL Spanish Literature 1 2 0 0 0 IB HL Geography 7 8 0 1 1
IB HL History 6 11 2 0 0
IB SL Chinese Lang. & Lit. 1 1 0 0 0 IB HL Politics 6 7 4 1 0
IB SL Chinese A Literature 3 1 0 0 0
IB SL English A Lang. & Lit. 11 2 0 0 0 IB SL Economics 2 2 0 0 0
IB SL English Literature 2 17 8 1 0 IB SL Geography 3 0 0 0 0
IB SL French A Lang. & Lit. 3 4 0 1 0 IB SL History 0 3 1 0 0
IB SL French A Literature 0 1 1 0 0
IB SL German A Literature 0 0 0 1 0 Group 4 (Experimental Sciences)
IB SL Polish Literature 0 1 0 0 0 IB HL Biology 9 0 2 0 0
IB HL Chemistry 2 0 3 0 0
Group 2 (Second Language) IB HL Physics 5 5 2 0 0
IB HL Arabic B 1 2 0 0 0
IB HL English B 4 1 1 0 0 IB SL Biology 5 5 5 1 0
IB HL French B 6 6 2 0 0 IB SL Chemistry 2 1 2 0 0
IB HL German B 1 2 0 0 0 IB SL Environmental Systems 14 9 2 2 0
IB HL Italian B 1 1 0 0 0 IB SL Physics 3 3 1 1 0
IB HL Russian B 2 0 0 0 0
IB HL Spanish B 2 0 0 0 0 Group 5 (Mathematics)
IB SL SSST Burmese literature 0 1 0 0 0 IB HL Mathematics 3 2 0 0 0
IB SL Mathematics 27 11 5 3 0
IB SL Mathematical Studies 11 10 2 0 0

Group 6 (The Arts)


IB HL Visual Arts 5 4 2 0 0
IB HL Theatre 5 0 0 0 0
IB HL Music 1 0 0 0 0
IB SL Visual Arts 1 1 0 0 0

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The baccalauréat français UNIVERSITY ACCEPTANCES FOR 2008-2017
at Le Rosey Matriculations for Class of 2017 in Red

United States of America


The French baccalauréat is a American University, American Academy of Dramatic Arts Art Institute of New York City, Babson
rigorous, official, externally graded, College, Bard College, Barnard College, Bentley University, Boston College, Boston University,
two-year program and school- Bowdoin College, Brandeis University, Brown University, Bryant University, School of the
leaving exam with a weighted average Art Institute of Chicago, Californian Lutheran University, Carnegie Mellon University, Catholic
of subject grades. University, Claremont McKenna College, Clemson University, Chapman University, Colby College,
Colgate University, Colorado College of Mines, Columbia University, Cornell University, Dartmouth
Students study at least nine subjects. It is difficult College, Drexel University, Duke University, Embry-Riddle University, Emerson College, Emmanuel
to obtain individual subject grades of 16 or over College, Emory University, Fashion Institute of Technology SUNY, Florida Institute of Technology,
and even more so to reach an overall average of Fordham University, George Washington University, Georgetown University, Georgia Institute of
16/20. Nor is it unusual to see very low grades Technology, Johns Hopkins University, Lake Forest College, Loyola Marymount University, Lehigh
in Philosophy and certain literary and Humanities University, Lynn University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Middlebury College, Mt
subjects. Holyoke College, New York Conservatory of Dramatic Arts, New York University (including Stern
• All senior students sit the French bac (average School), NYU Poli-Tech, Northeastern University, Northwestern University, Occidental College, Olin
cohort of 10 students) or full diploma of the College of Engineering, Otis College of Art & Design, Pace University, Parsons School of Design,
International Baccalaureate. Pennsylvania State University, Pepperdine University, Pitzer College, Pomona College, Princeton
• The percentage of native French-speakers University, Reed College, Rhode Island School of Design, Rice University, Ringling College of Art
sitting the bac varies: in 2011 it was 75%; & Design, Rollins College, Rensselaer Poly (RPI), Saint John’s College, Salve Regina University,
in 2017 it was 40%. Sarah Lawrence College, School of Visual Arts, Southern Methodist University, Stanford University,
• Le Rosey offers the three séries: Bac ES Suffolk University, Syracuse University, Texas Christian University, Trinity College, Tufts University,
(Economics), Bac S (demanding Math and Tulane University, University of California – Berkeley - Davis - Los Angeles – Santa Barbara - San
Science program) and occasionally Bac L (literary Diego – Santa Cruz, University of Chicago, University of Colorado, University of Florida, University
emphasis). of Illinois-Champagne, University of Miami, University of Michigan, University of Pennsylvania
• All séries require study of at least nine subjects (including Wharton), University of San Diego, University of San Francisco, University of Southern
but programs vary, and grades are weighted California, University of Richmond, (VA), University of Rochester, University of South Carolina,
differently in final diploma. University of Tampa, University, of Texas (Austin), University of Vermont, University of Virginia,
• Internal exams are marked by external, French Vanderbilt University, Vassar College, Wake Forest University, Washington & Lee University,
baccalaureate teacher-examiners. Webster University, Wentworth Institute of Technology, Whitman College, University of Wisconsin,
• Internal grades are on average 1.5/20 below Wesleyan University, WPI, Wheaton College, Yale University.
those obtained in the final exam. Canada
• The bac result is expressed as a final weighted Carleton University, Concordia University, HEC Montreal, University of Guelph, University of British
average of exams out of (an almost impossible) Columbia, University of Toronto, McGill University, Queen's University, Quest University, Simon
20 – a grade extraordinarily rare in individual Fraser University, University of Western Ontario, University of Waterloo, York University, University
subjects. of Ontario Institute of Technology.
• Pass rate at Rosey since 2000: 99% (national: United Kingdom
90%). The average score 2007: 14.7. The Universities of Bath, Birmingham, Bristol, Cambridge (Trinity College), Central St. Martin’s
The average score at Rosey in 2017 was 15.6. College of Art, City University, Durham, Edinburgh, Exeter, Glasgow, Heriot Watt, Kent, Kingston,
In France the national average is about 12.6. Loughborough, London College of Communication, London College of Fashion, London Metropolitan,
Manchester, Middlesex, Nottingham, Nottingham-Trent, Reading, Regent’s, Roehampton, Sheffield,
Southampton, St Andrews, Stirling, Surrey, Sussex, Warwick, Westminster and York. The University
French Honors of London: Imperial College, King's College London, the London School of Economics (LSE),
USA* GPA*
Grade Mention Royal Holloway, Queen Mary, Goldsmiths, Brunel, School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS),
16-20 A+ 4.25 Très bien University College London, University of the Arts: Chelsea College of Art, the University of Oxford
15 A+ 4.25 (St. John’s College).
Switzerland
14 A 4.0 Bien
Universités de Genève, de Lausanne (HEC), de Fribourg, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de
13 A- 3.7 Lausanne, Ecole Hôtelière de Lausanne, Glion Institute of Higher Education, Webster University
12 B+ 3.3 Assez Bien (Geneva). TUM (Munich), Passau (Germany), University of St. Gallen.
11 B 3.0 Rest of world
10 B- 2.7 Pass Classe préparatoire pour Sciences Politiques, IPESUP, Universités de Paris I Sorbonne, Paris II
9 C+ 2.4 Fail Assas, Paris V, EM Lyon, Lyon II, Nice, Aix, Parsons College of Art, EBS, ESEO, IPAG, EU University,
Carlos III (Madrid), ICADE (Madrid), IE Madrid, American University of Rome, Universities
8 C 2.0
of: Bocconi (Milan) John Cabot (Rome), LUISS (Rome), Libre de Bruxelles (Belgium), Beirut
* Equivalences provided by Franco-American Commission (Lebanon), Monterrey Tech. (Mexico). University of Transylvania (Romania).

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